Augusta Kate (4f Yeats-Feathard Lady, by Accordion) looked an outstanding prospect for Yeats when winning a bumper on her debut by 23 lengths at Listowel on Saturday.
A daughter of the high-class Feathard Lady, she was bred by Graham and Andrea Wylie, and looks destined for big things following this first start for trainer Willie Mullins.
“She showed gears there today that she hasn’t showed at home,” Mullins told irishracing.com. “I’m not sure where she will go next. She could go for the mares’ bumper at Navan, and she could go hurdling this season. We will have to have a think about it.
“There are seven in the Masters Syndicate. Ant and Dec, Chubby Chandler, Lee Westwood, Alan Shearer and Graham and Andrea Wylie.”
Mullins’ son Patrick, who was in the saddle, was full of praise for Augusta Kate. “She’s bred very well – her mother won a Grade 1, Feathard Lady, and who knows she might be as good as her,” he said.
“She’s a funny type at home. She doesn’t maybe do a whole lot but Ruby (Walsh) gave her a bit of work last week and he said there’s lots under the bonnet. She just keeps it until she really needs it.”